Licton Springs Village, the newest encampment established by the City, is already providing crucially needed shelter and services to families and individuals who were living on the streets. One week after opening, the Licton Springs Village is now home to 20 residents, many who were referred and transported there by the City’s Navigation Team from unsanctioned encampments.
Over the first weekend of April, hundreds of volunteers came out to help ready the Licton Springs Village for its big opening on Wednesday, April 5. The site at 8620 Aurora Avenue N. will feature 30 houses, counseling offices, a kitchen tent, and a “Kingdome” and “Queendome” that will be used for emergency overflow shelter when all the tiny houses are filled. It is expected to house about 70 people.
The April 1 event focused on painting 17 houses built by high school and college students as part of a workforce training program. The other houses were built by University Congregational Church, Walsh Construction Co., Mark Huber and volunteers.